Speaking Intro for Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Directions: If you are introducing Dr. Gleb, please practice delivering this speaking intro three times (or more if needed) to make sure it rolls off the tongue smoothly. Your role is critical to ensure a powerful and compelling start to the talk. A great start is half the battle, so help the speech be a win with your outstanding delivery!
**Note: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky doesn't stand on formality, so when introducing him, please call him Dr. Gleb (pronounced like the name Glen, but with a "b" at the end instead of an "n."). If you do want to be more formal, his last name is pronounced see-PUR-skee, which you can hear in the name pronunciation feature on his LinkedIn profile.
Speaking intro text (please adapt as needed to your context):
It's my pleasure to introduce your speaker. Dr. Gleb helps leaders use hybrid work to improve retention and productivity while cutting costs as the CEO of the consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts.
The best-selling author of seven books, Dr. Gleb is especially well-known for his 2019 global bestseller, Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. His newest book is Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams. He published over 650 articles in prominent venues such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune.
Dr. Gleb's expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting and training. His clients include Fortune 500 companies ranging from Aflac to Xerox.
His expertise also comes from his academic background as a behavioral scientist. Dr. Gleb taught for 8 years as a lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill and 7 years as a professor at Ohio State.
Dr. Gleb is a proud Ukrainian American and lives in Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he spends abundant quality time with his wife to avoid his personal life turning into a disaster [[emphasize the last word and wait for three seconds for any laughs - that includes at webinars]].
To help you take advantage of his groundbreaking expertise, I’ve asked him to share with us about “______________________________________________” [[fill in title of presentation]]. Now please give a big round of applause to welcome Dr. Gleb!
[[Then, lead the audience in a round of applause. For a webinar, say "virtual" applause.]]